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5 Hostess Gifts to Have on Hand

Posted on Dec 4, 2009 at 4:45AM

Mother Blogger keeps a well-stocked gift closet of hostess gifts that are simple, elegant, and charming.  Her fave five are foolproof gifts that have served her well over the last year.

No. 1:  Paddywax candles are a top staple in Mother Blogger's gift closet.  At this writing, they are missing in action.  Hmmm, did The Working Girl shop the closet again? 

 picture of paddywax candle

Mother Blogger recently bought tall white Christmas tree candles from Scents and Sprays for a special holiday dinner party,  but the sparkly candles would also would make a beautiful winter hostess gift (sale price $21.25).

No. 2:  For a cheeky hostess gift to hang around a bottle of wine, Mother Blogger keeps a stack of humorous Popptag wine tags in her gift closet ($9.95 for a set of three.)

picture of wine tag

No. 3:  As an amateur photographer with an expensive digital SLR camera that makes her skills look better than they are, Mother Blogger's closet always hosts a digital picture frame, photo coasters, and silver frames.  After a party, she sends pictures and a framing gift to the hostess. and TJ Maxx are good sources for inexpensive frames.

picture of photo coasters

No. 4:  Foodie friends of Mother Blogger's always appreciate a set of fancy-flavored olive oils.  Mom's fave online source:

picture of olive oil

No. 5:  Reed diffusers not only scent Mother Blogger's gift closet but make a lovely gift.  She picks them up on sale from Pier 1, Crate and Barrel, and TJ Maxx, and

picture of reed diffuser

Don't be caught empty-handed this holiday season.  Stock up on hostess gifts to have on hand or for any last-minute surprises.


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